What’s On at the Playhouse Whitley Bay

Whats On at the Playhouse Whitley Bay

Here we bring you a selection of the best shows coming to the Playhouse Whitley Bay over the next 9 months.


Some Guys Have All The Luck  – ‘The Rod Stewart Story’

Saturday 15th September 2018 19.30pm

Some Guys Have All The Luck is a fantastic theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar!

Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and performer right down to the last detail – from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship and sheer fun that have made Rod Stewart one of the most loved performers of all time.
The show includes all the massive hits from Rod’s incredible career, classic rockers like Maggie May, Baby Jane and Da Ya Think I’m Sexy through to big ballads such as Sailing, You’re In My Heart, and Tonight’s The Night as well as favourites from his days with the F aces such as Stay With Me and Twistin The Night Away and timeless Motown tunes from the album Soulbook.

Tickets cost £21.50 full price, £20.00 concession & are available now.


Ultimate Bowie

Saturday 29th September 2018 19.30pm


On January 10, 2016, the world lost a great music legend, David Bowie. The legacy he left his fans is a superb catalogue of music from a stellar 40+ year career.

In an authentic celebration and salute to David Bowie, aka Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke, the UK’s No. 1 David Bowie tribute show ULTIMATE BOWIE starring Ed Blaney will transport you across the golden years of Bowie, from Spaceboy to Superstar.

Media in the UK, internationally and, more importantly for Ed, the Bowie fans reviews, highlight the fact that Ed possesses Bowie’s awe-inspiring vocal prowess. A performer who easily commands the eyes of the audience every moment he is on stage, Ed blends past and present, showing the many sides of Bowie’s personality. Precise attention to detail has been taken under Ed’s musical direction of his seven-piece band through to the costumes he wears to “recreate” Bowie in spectacular style. 

Tickets cost £21.00 & are available now.


Mark Anthony as Prince

Friday 5th October 2018 19.30pm



Mark Anthony achieved fame as the first doppelganger to appear on Top Of The Pops. The incredible likeness has meant that Mark has played Prince in documentaries like The Prince Story: Icon, Genius …Slave and Autopsy: Prince.

But Mark does not just look like Prince… he moves and sounds like him!

Mark, his band and dancers will help you celebrate the life of Prince and enjoy again those classic hits like 1999, Purple Rain, Little Red Corvette and many more. 

Tickets cost £21.00 and are available now.


Peter Pan

1st December 2018 – 5th January 2019

Producers promise not to make this year’s Whitley Bay Pantomime Peter Pan too Blue…

Blue Genie Entertainment, producers of the hugely popular pantomime at the PLAYHOUSE Whitley Bay, have announced Antony Costa from the sensational pop band Blue will headline this year’s Pantomime, Peter Pan. Antony is set to play the evil Captain Hook in this swashbuckling adventure.

Antony joins the hugely popular local funny guy and all round entertainer Steve Walls, who returns to the PLAYHOUSE for his ninth year in panto playing the part of Smee.

Producer Gary Telfer said:
“We can’t wait to produce ‘Peter Pan’ this year; it is without a doubt the most spectacular pantomime of them all! It’s going to have the most amazing special effects ever. We will also have plenty of Pirates, Indians, and Mermaids too. This year is going to be our biggest and best year ever and we are thrilled to have signed such a high quality performer as Antony Costa. Blue are still hugely popular all over the UK and their last album sold over 2 million copies, Antony is extremely popular and he is also a fantastic performer; he has performed in many pantomimes up and down the country as well as performing in Blood Brothers in London’s West End.”

“Antony can be seen can be seen this summer touring with his band Blue who are performing with Steps all over the UK. The PLAYHOUSE pantomime attracts more and more people each year, in fact most of the shows sold out last year. We are keen to continue building the reputation that we have built in Whitley Bay, which has grown dramatically over the last 5 years. Last year we catered for almost 25,000 people.”

This year’s production of Peter Pan will run for 63 action-packed performances from 1st December 2018 – 5th January 2019.

Tickets costing from £15 are on sale now and already selling fast.

Lipstick on Your Collar

Sunday 3rd February 2019 – 19.30pm

Direct from London’s West End…

Step back in time to the golden era of music where the jukebox roared and feet didn’t touch the floor. Get your dancing shoes at the ready, grab yourself a milkshake and relax – you are in for an evening of back to back hits from the 1950s and 60s!

From the birth of Rock n Roll through to the Beat Group sounds of the British Invasion and beyond, the show is packed with over forty hits from the likes of Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, The Ronettes, Cliff Richard, Cilla Black and many more.

Performed by a full live band, featuring some of the country’s top musicians, this incredible show features excellent vocals, tight harmonies and an infectious sense of fun.

Dancing in the aisles is strictly compulsory so bring your dancing shoes and let the good times roll!

Tickets are available now.

Creedence Clearwater Reimagined

Sunday 17th February 2019 19.30pm

In the 50th Anniversary year of the legendary Woodstock Festival, join us for this brand-new production showcasing one of the greatest and most important bands on the planet, Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Creedence Clearwater Reimagined is celebration of the music of this hugely influential band. Using original vintage gear and authentic costumes, this high energy show faithfully recreates the true sound and feel of CCR in the height of their fame.

With well-known classics such as Fortunate Son, Bad Moon Rising, Proud Mary, Have You Ever Seen The Rain? And many more, Creedence Clearwater Reimagined will transport you back to the birth of roots rock!

Tickets are available now.


The Leonard Brown Show – ‘Featuring Bobby Thompson Tribute 

Sunday 24th March 2019 14.00pm 

Leonard, from South Shields, is a 25 year old accordion champion and his All Star Band are some of the very best musicians from Scotland. Accordion, Piano, Banjo, Guitar, Double Bass, Drums and Vocals are just a few highlights in an afternoon of International popular music and laughter with special guests, Bobby Thompson Tribute!

Tickets are on sale now.

Psychic Sally

Tuesday 26th March 2019  – 19.30pm

World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK’s favorite award winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive 10 year anniversary show. This is a unique evening not to be missed. Book your tickets now to see the phenomenal psychic in action.

Tickets are available now.


Here Come the Girls

Thursday 13th June 2019 – 18.00pm

An all new show ‘Here Come The Girls’ brings an exciting mix of individual performances and group numbers with their supporting dance partners. The show will have a mix of Ballroom and Latin routines and has been choreographed by Patrick Helm, this show promises to be a fresh and innovative with amazing routines to dazzle and wow you. Patrick will also perform on the show with Dianne!
Dianne Buswell and Amy Dowden have established themselves on the hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing and Chloe Hewitt also joins the cast of pro girls to make it the first Girls tour.
This is one show not to miss! There is a meet and greet opportunity pre show to meet the Pro dancers, so don’t miss the limited opportunity for one these.
Tickets are available now.


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